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Leadership Team

Michael McMillan - President & Chief Executive Officer
Michael McMillan

Michael McMillan was appointed President & CEO of HEABC in August 2016, bringing the extensive health care operational experience and knowledge of the BC health care system he gained though increasingly senior health care administration roles to his leadership role at HEABC.

Prior to joining HEABC, Michael was Chief Operating Officer, Northern Interior Heath Service Delivery Area for Northern Health, where he was responsible for the delivery of high-quality health care services in Northern Health’s most populous health service delivery area. Before spending 18 years in the North, Michael held leadership roles at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock and Vancouver General Hospital.

Over the past three years, Michael has led HEABC in the preparation and execution of a bargaining strategy to renew the health sector collective agreements and the BC Physician Master Agreement, focusing on collaboration and a shared commitment to improving both the working environment for health care professionals and the health care services that BC residence rely on. In total, the agreements cover approximately 130,000 employees and physicians with an annual cost of approximately $15 billion.

Michael has a B.Sc. in pharmaceutical sciences and an MBA, both from the University of BC.

Nicole Kisser - CFO

Nicole Kisser

As Chief Financial Officer, Nicole Kisser leads HEABC’s finance team and serves as a key advisor on financial management and regulations. Her portfolio also includes providing leadership for strategic, long-term planning to address growing service demands, cost pressures and partnership opportunities that will contribute to HEABC's future success. As an MBA and CPA,CGA Nicole brings over 15 years of expertise in finance, business, and project management to her role at HEABC, having worked for various sectors in public practice, not-for-profit and health care, in organizations with budgets between $2 million and $2 billion dollars.

Audra Fediurek - Vice-President, Human Resource Strategies and Services

Audra

Audra Fediurek joined HEABC in January 2018 and leads HEABC’s Recruitment Solutions, which includes Health Match BC, Locums for Rural BC, Practice Ready Assessment BC , and the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. In her role, Audra provides leadership, direction and management to Recruitment Solutions and its programs, including the development of strategic and innovative policies and programs to support provincial recruitment and retention practices, in addition to identifying and pursing opportunities to promote the activities of HEABC at the local, regional, national and international level.

Audra joined HEABC with over 10 years of experience in executive search, specializing in the recruitment and mobilization of healthcare professionals. Her proven track record for developing business and marketing strategies, delivering results and building relationships are a great fit for HEABC.

Audra graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Oxford in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University. She also holds a certificate in Lean Six Sigma from the University of Toronto and is on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (CASPR).

Matt Prescott - Vice President, Legal Services, Negotiations & Labour Relations

Matt Prescott

Matt Prescott oversees HEABC’s Legal Services, Negotiations & Labour Relations team, which provides contract negotiations and labour relations services to our members and government, and includes HEABC’s Physician Services group. Before being appointed Vice-President in May 2019, Matt led the expansion of HEABC’s Physician Services team as it took on the role of leading negotiations for a renewed Physician Master Agreement on behalf of the Ministry of Health. He has a strong knowledge of labour and employment law and litigation processes, and has successfully led all aspects of collective bargaining in complex, multi-stakeholder environments.

Matt was first recruited to HEABC in 2008 as a Labour Relations Consultant and has been successfully promoted to increasingly senior roles throughout his 10 plus years of service with HEABC, including time as Executive Director, Legal Services & Strategic Labour Relations and Legal Counsel.

Matt graduated from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law and began his career in the Labour & Employment group at Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, where he represented public and private sector employers before both provincial and federal courts, various human rights tribunals and labour relations boards.

Tim Thompson - Vice-President, Analytics, Information & Corporate Services
Tim Thompson 2022Tim oversees the business areas responsible for negotiation/HHR-related research and data analytics, IMIT, partner education, and corporate services.

Prior to joining HEABC in September 2020, Tim served for four years as the Executive Director, Research, Analysis and Compensation for the Provincial Bargaining Coordination Office of the Alberta Government. Tim worked for over 20 years with the Alberta government, also working in progressively senior and executive roles specializing in labour relations and workplace policy and legislation.